Tuesday Spill: The Sam Gross Cartoon Pad Interview; A 1922 Gluyas Williams Illustrated Book Of Interest
June 29, 2021
    The Sam Gross Cartoon Pad Interview New Yorker cartoonists Bob Eckstein and Michael Shaw’s Cartoon Pad podcast (appearing every other week) is back. This week’s guest is the one-and-only Sam Gross. Mr. Gross talks about Charles Addams, Peter Porges, and Roz Chast, among others.  Listen to it here. Sam Gross’s entry on the Spill‘s A-Z: Sam Gross Born

Thurber Thursday: Bird And/Or Rabbit?
May 20, 2021
The photo below left appeared in yesterday’s post. An astute observer, the author, Steve Stoliar, emailed me about the ceramic thingy (I’m not exactly sure what it was used for…a planter maybe?). It reminded him of the rabbit backing up from Thurber’s “Our Pet Department” (found in a number of places. The Thurber Carnival is where I first saw it).

Thurber Thursday: An 89 Year Old Tissue Paper Promo For “The Seal In The Bedroom”
May 6, 2021
I would say “just when I thought I saw everything” but I’ve finally learned I’ll never see everything. Below is one of those old new things that just keep turning up. Steve Stoliar, author of Raised Eyebrows, a must-read book for Marx Brothers fans, sent me this scan the other day: Mr. Stoliar came by the above fab tissue promo

Fave Photo Of The Weekend: Harold & Harpo (Ross & Marx); The Tilley Watch Online, March 8-12, 2021
March 14, 2021
Fave Photo Of The Weekend: Harold & Harpo (Ross & Marx) The below photo, dated June of 1931, hitherto unseen (by me) came to the Spill courtesy of Steve Stoliar, who knows his Marx Brothers. Here’s Mr. Stoliar on the photo:  “Taken at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco when Harpo and Harold were staying while in town to greet

Thursday Spill: W.B. Park, 1936-2021; It’s Charles Addams’ Birthday; Rearranging
January 7, 2021
W.B. Park, 1936-2021 Word has reached the Spill that the New Yorker cartoonist W.B. (William Bryan) Park has passed away. According to his obit on Legacy.com, he died on January 2nd of this new year. Born in Sanford, Florida in 1936, his first New Yorker drawing, bearing his notable scattered signature (above), appeared in the issue of July 13, 1981
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